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WordGirl Appreciation Week starts now!

Guest Blogger  June 2nd, 2014  Comments • 4

This week is WordGirl Appreciation Week – and we certainly have a lot of reasons to APPRECIATE (v., value, admire, respect) WordGirl!  She is a definition dynamo...

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A boy, his dog, stick figures, and read alouds

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 30th, 2014 

With this post, I am officially breaking the first rule of book club… but I can’t help myself! Our employee reading club discussed ...

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In Our Feeds: Pizza, villains, spelling bees, and Reading Rainbow

Morgan Baden  May 30th, 2014 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

Could these eight teen artists be the next Andy Warhol or Philip Pearlstein?

Brittany Sullivan  May 29th, 2014 

The 91st annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Celebration is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate some of the most...

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¡Feliz Mes de Libro Latino!

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 28th, 2014 

Happy Latino Book Month!

Summer reading: Scholastic and The Washington Post answer parents' questions

Michael Barrett  May 28th, 2014 

Parents, summer vacation approaches.

The pressure to keep kids reading over the summer has officialy begun. Do need some helpful tips for summer reading? 

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Maya Angelou: Remembering a life of brilliance

Michael Barrett  May 28th, 2014 

There are no words to describe the recent news of Maya Angelou’s passing.

I never met her. We never had coffee together. Still, I feel a tremendous loss....

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Summer Reading Challenge update: a new milestone reached

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 27th, 2014 

Exciting news: kids have reached the third constellation milestone in the Summer Reading Challenge! After logging an impressive 63 million minutes, Leo, the lion...

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Goosebumps TV series now available in Canada, the UK and Australia

Kristen Joerger  May 27th, 2014 

It's a scary day for Goosebumps fans! We're happy to announce that fans in Canada, the UK, and Australia will...

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In Our Feeds: Literary vending machines, a Harry Potter wedding, and bookish fitness apparel

Lia Zneimer  May 23rd, 2014 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

Happy...

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Sustainable publishing for a brighter future

Kristen Joerger  May 23rd, 2014 

The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) published A New Chapter for the Publishing Industry: Putting Promises into Practice, a report which assesses 10 top book...

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Character catchphrases...and a giveaway!

Nadia Almahdi  May 22nd, 2014 

"What'choo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" ~Diff'rnt Strokes

"It's gonna be legen — wait for it — dary." ~How I Met Your Mother

These phrases, along with countless...

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The 7 best literary commencement speakers

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 22nd, 2014 

It's graduation season! Seniors across the country are poised to accept their diplomas, toss their graduation caps, and start fighting off anxiety about what to...

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I Read YA!

Nadia Almahdi  May 21st, 2014 

This week, we're celebrating young adult books and people who read YA with #IReadYA week! 

Storyworks toasts 20 years!

Guest Blogger  May 21st, 2014  Comments • 1

Today we have a guest post from Lauren Tarshis, editor of Storyworks magazine. Lauren and her team celebrated the 20th anniversary of Storyworks last week at the...

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Why I read YA

Deimosa Webber-Bey  May 20th, 2014 

Truth be told, as a reader it feels like I jumped from Ann M.

In Our Feeds: An ancient library, beautiful chalk art, and a drinkable book

Kristen Joerger  May 16th, 2014 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

Carnegie Science Center Goes “Reading Under the Stars”

Michael Barrett  May 14th, 2014 

Parents and kids are finding fun and unique ways to go “reading under the stars” this year in support of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge....

The best books for a celestial occultation

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 14th, 2014 

In case you missed it, we're currently experiencing a celestial occultation. Yep, as of 6:15am EST, the moon began to pass in front of Saturn, blocking it from view (also...

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Clifford the Big Red Dog takes a trip out west

Guest Blogger  May 13th, 2014 

Everyone could use a vacation once in a while--especially Clifford the Big Red Dog. With so many BIG things happening for him, a much-needed road trip was in order....

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Celebrating Children’s Book Week

Emma Brockway  May 12th, 2014 

Today marks the beginning of Children’s Book Week, a coast-to-coast celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. This year Children’s Book Week is being...

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From the NFL to NASA: an interview with Leland Melvin

Megan Kaesshaefer  May 12th, 2014  Comments • 1

As you probably know by now, NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin is a part of our Summer Reading Challenge team.

In Our Feeds: Writing poetry with sand, abandoning certain books, and a Mother’s Day gift guide

Alexandra Wladich  May 9th, 2014 

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

Parenting as a wallflower

Michael Strouse  May 9th, 2014 

There has been a lot of talk about introverts lately. While it may be trendy to be an introvert these days, I've always been one and have not found it quite as trendy. I...

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